Best CC weapon -old school

Best CC weapon -old school

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    OK. Just bought an XD compact. Sweet gun......if I don't have to drag it out of a holster. Grip &I trigger safety? I want a safety to thumb off and a DA action so I minimize the chance of shooting myself in the heiny. I'm pretty happy eith the workings of my 669 Smith. Just want a bigger caliber. What to buy?


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    An H&K USP45 Compact. DA/SA with decocker and safety. The USP40 would do as well, if you want to go with .40.

    Or the HK45 Compact.

    I'm sure S&W made 3rd gen compact autos in .40 and .45, I'm just not sanguine on their model numbers.

    Or, a CZ compact in .40 or .45 (or one of the many clones--Witness, et al...).

    A Beretta 96F Compact.

    That's all that come immediately to mind, at least--I'm sure there are many others.
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    Bersa Thunder 40 or 45 UC Pro, to add to the above list.
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    XDs are a great gun. very easy to safely handle. Why don't you try using that gun before buying another? What holster are you using?
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    There are plenty of guns on the market that will fill your requirements, as you can see from the previous posts. However, I respectfully suggest that you invest in a little training as well.

    Every reputable trainer around offers some version of a Basic Pistol/CCW Fundamentals-type course. This should get you past the "chance of shooting myself in the heiny" fears. The cost of the class, ammo and carry rig will be less than the cost of a new pistol that you may or may not like any better than the ones you already have.

    With that knowledge you can really identify the characteristics you like/dislike in a carry handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takem01 View Post
    OK. Just bought an XD compact. Sweet gun......if I don't have to drag it out of a holster. Grip &I trigger safety? I want a safety to thumb off and a DA action so I minimize the chance of shooting myself in the heiny. I'm pretty happy eith the workings of my 669 Smith. Just want a bigger caliber. What to buy?
    If you your God given safety (your brain) and keep your finger off the trigger while drawing or re-holstering, the gun is not going to go off. If you are just looking for an excuse to buy another gun. There are hundreds out there that fit what you want.
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    Taurus 24 7 G2 has the safety you're looking for. SA/DA, thumb decocker/safety, feels awfully close to the XD line also.

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    Thanks for the observations. Rollo. I want the gun to be inert in the holster. With a round in the chamber with the XD, it's cocked. I'm perfectly happy to thumb the safety & fire the first round DA. Was just looking for suggestions on a bigger caliber than the 669, but something that'll be a good choice for IWB carry.

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    If a mechanical device is all that's keeping you from shooting yourself in the heiny, please do us all a favor and carry pepper spray instead. Safety is between your ears. Or at least, it should be.
    Nothing wrong with the XD. Relying on a switch or lever to make up for poor gun handling skills is a disaster waiting to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takem01 View Post
    OK. Just bought an XD compact. Sweet gun......if I don't have to drag it out of a holster. Grip &I trigger safety? I want a safety to thumb off and a DA action so I minimize the chance of shooting myself in the heiny. I'm pretty happy eith the workings of my 669 Smith. Just want a bigger caliber. What to buy?
    Sounds like you should carry with a trigger lock on your gun, or get one with a Hillary Hole, and keep the key in your wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takem01 View Post
    .........so I minimize the chance of shooting myself in the heiny........What to buy?
    I'd buy a book that lists the four basic gun safety rules.
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    I agree. I'd go as far to say you made a impulsive buy without shooting it first and a poor financial decision if you plan on selling it. If your word about shooting yourself and want more safeties I suggest going to the range for some classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    XDs are a great gun. very easy to safely handle. Why don't you try using that gun before buying another? What holster are you using?
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